Saturday, April 20, 2019

Seair Pacific / Istlecote

Established in 1985 and based at Gold Coast / Coolangatta Airport, Seair Pacific / Istlecote is an scenic air and charter operator providing a range of passenger transfers to tourist destinations such as Lady Elliot Island from a number of locations and contract Fly-in / Fly-out (FIFO) flights.

Seair Pacific currently maintains a modest fleet of two de Havilland DHC-6-100 Twin Otters, seven Cessna 208 / 208B Caravans, one Cessna 210 Centurion and one Pilatus Britten-Norman BN2B-26 Islander with the ability to configure the aircraft to carry freight when required.

Lady Elliot Island is the southern most coral cay of the Great Barrier Reef located approximately 80 kms north-east of Bundaberg and is connected to the mainland by regular air and sea transfers.

For those electing to be transferred to the island by air, Seair Pacific is the sole service provider with regular flights flying to the island from Coolangatta / Gold Coast, Redcliffe, Hervey Bay and Bundaberg.

A typical flight will depart during the morning with the aircraft remaining parked on Lady Elliot Island for the better part of the day before returning late afternoon. During the day, the pilots time is thier own and free to enjoy what the island has to offer (snorkelling, etc) for as long as they are fit-for-duty when it comes time to fly the plane back to the mainland.

With exception to regular flights from the Fraser Coast to Lady Elliot Island, Seair Pacific also provides Fly-in / Fly-out (FIFO) operations from Maryborough near Hervey Bay to the small Central Queensland community of Middlemount. This is reportedly on behalf of an electrical company contracted by a local mine.

Another FIFO operation conducted by Seair Pacific is a contract to provide an almost daily Gold Coast / Brisbane / Sunshine Coast service to Theodore near Biloela on behalf of Evolution Mining for it's workforce at Cracow Mine.

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Photos by Air Queensland.blogspot, Ben M and Micah S